FRISCO, Texas – Aaron Rodgers won’t be running out of the tunnel at AT&T Stadium on Sunday when the New York Jets come to town, a disappointment caused by a torn Achilles tendon he suffered after just four games against the Buffalo Bills. However, Micah Parsons and the Dallas Cowboys are focused on making life difficult for Zach Wilson.
Still, Parsons is a little disappointed, but only because he knows what it would have meant to lose Rodgers in Dallas.
“I really wanted to play against Aaron,” the two-time first-team All-Pro said. “I know how great he is and I loved the match last year. It left a bitter taste and people always talk about how Rodgers dominates Dallas when he plays in Dallas. It would have been nice to break that curse, but I hope he recovers and comes back next year.”
If anything, the biggest takeaway from the Bills’ loss on Monday night was that any team has the ability to take you down if you let them.
“Honestly, if you saw the game, I wouldn’t expect anything different,” Parsons said. “They have two great running backs. They have (Garrett) Wilson, who is a great receiver. And I don’t think Zach is bad either.”
“I think he’s still learning, still developing. They say it’s his team, so I have to watch the tape from last year and get an idea of how he moves in the pocket and what he likes to do.”
It’s a matchup that will challenge both offenses, to say the least, as the Jets boast a hot defense after posting four takeaways against Josh Allen, while the Cowboys have consistently proven they’re the best team when it comes to is about stealing balls and speeding up the passer.
Just ask Daniel Jones, who Dak Prescott admits he “felt sorry for” on Sunday night: He was sacked a total of seven times and hit 12 times.
“You know, it’s always fun because they have a really great defense, and if you look at who they have, they have a very similar team and a very similar situation,” Parsons said of New York’s defensive front and backcourt . “I don’t overlook their defense. I even talk to (Cooper Rush) and Dak and tell them, ‘Man, you’ve got your hands full.’ I know this type of team is a very good defense.”
“You love it because now it’s a defensive battle and people usually say, ‘Who scores the most?’ No, it’s about who gets the fewest points. And those are the types of games we love.”
It won’t be an easy matchup, but the Cowboys have no intention of letting the Jets succeed in their attempted invasion of AT&T Stadium.